Handsome Furs, the duo of Wolf Parade co-leader Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexi Perry, are no more. The band announced their breakup on their Facebook page last night. Here’s the complete text of their announcement:
With a heavy heart the time has come to let all of you know that Handsome Furs are no more.
The most important thing that needs to be said right now is how extremely grateful we are to all the fans all over the world that showered us with love and support over the years. Thank you for everything! It’s been an incredible 6 years and we owe it all to you.
This is a pretty intense bum-out. Over their three albums, the duo crafted a deeply satisfying and singular sound, one that married Sprinsteen-style anthemic howls to chilly new-wave textures. They were persistently one of the more underrated bands in the indie rock world, and they also seemed to be having more fun than most other bands in their sphere: Posing for sexy and sensationalistic promo photos, touring mainland China while Vice‘s cameras followed them, stuff like that. They will be missed.